Larry Greenly wrote:So what's your fave?
Here in SW Michigan one of the favorite varieties is Honey Crisp. The lady who gives out samples at the orchard we go to, Crane's
, tells everyone they're picking gold. They limit u-pick to Saturday's and they carry a premium price, I think .75/lb vs. .55 for their others. But they're well worth it. Honey Crisp are a large, reddish green apple that get a golden side where the sun hits them. They're solid and sweet but not super apple-ly, they have maybe a hint of apricot to them. They're an eating apple, not something you'd want to "waste" on a pie or other baking. We've gone through probably 20# in the last 3 weeks. We went picking last Sunday and they're all gone,,, we picked Empires, made a really good pie!